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Murkowski cuts funds for village law enforcement

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TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2003

Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski (R) vetoed funding for law enforcement in 15 Alaska Native villages.

The cut to the village public safety officer (VPSO) program is expected to save nearly $1 million a year. But village leaders say they will not be able to respond to local crimes and incidents. A total of 15 VPSOs were cut.

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Villages fume at VPSO cuts (The Anchorage Daily News 6/17)

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